The Exorcist – Tamara’s Never Seen

Tamara finally checks out this head turning horror flick.

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  1. You know this film was based on a true story, right?

    • Not only that, but it was a boy not a girl the demon possessed. The family it happened to never speaks of it or so I’ve been told.

    • What does that have to do with her reactions to the Exorcist?

    • Snorgatch Pandalume

      It’s based on the novel by William Peter Blatty, which in turn was based on the real-life case of an exorcism performed in 1949 on a 12-year-old boy who was most likely mentally ill, as at the time mental illness was poorly understood, difficult to treat, often went undiagnosed, and was still frequently attributed to supernatural causes, especially by poor, rural, uneducated people.

  2. lilith_ascennding

    I honestly don’t have the courage to watch the movie for The Exorcist. Regan’s face scares the shit out of me and I don’t want have to spend anymore time with that diseased visage than I have to. However, I love the novel the movie is based on and it is my all time favorite modern horror classic. From my understanding, the movie didn’t stray from the book at all, or if it did, it did it seldomly. The Exorcist is one of the few scary stories to legitimately scare me and keep me up at night (that scene where she spider crawls across the ceiling towards the baby sitter terrifies me). I also love Tubular Bells and listen to it every Halloween.

    As for my favorite scary movie, that would be Night of the Hunter (which is also my favorite movie of all time). Though it is not horror, it is an incredibly suspenseful thriller from 1955 starring Robert Mitchum, Lillian Gish, and Shelley Winters. Night of the Hunter tells the story of the wicked Reverend Harry Powell, a preacher who travels the country seducing and murdering widows for their money all in the name of God. Harry’s path crosses with the newly widowed mother of John and Pearl Harper, whose recently executed husband Ben had stolen $10,000 and hid it with the children. Knowing this fact, Powell will do whatever it takes to find and get his hands on the money. And if a few little children have to die, well, that won’t be a problem at all….

    I highly, HIGHLY recommend this film to any and all movie buffs as this movie is a shining example of what a perfect movie should be. It has wonderful lighting and cinematography, brilliant music, amazing acting (even from the children), and a story that will stick with you long after the movie ends. It’s a shame that this was the only film that Charles Laughton directed because it is honestly a masterpiece of cinema. I’ve even shown this film to friends who aren’t as big into cinema as I am and they have unanimously enjoyed the film. So do yourself a favor and go out and watch this movie. Night of the Hunter is a film you won’t soon be forgetting.

  3. Ugh, I’ve never seen The Exorcist and I never want to despite the fact that it’s objectively a well done movie. Also, yay! I’m glad your cat is back! ^.^

  4. Snorgatch Pandalume

    The Exorcist is one of the legitimately great horror movies of the 70s, back when movies actually bothered to build suspense and create characters you could be invested in, before slasher movies reduced the genre to nothing but gore and jump scares, with horny, moronic teenagers we don’t care about getting bumped off one by one.
    Other great horror movies from that era you might enjoy include:
    The Stepford Wives
    Duel (Steven Spielberg’s first feature film)
    Jaws (also directed by Spielberg)
    The Omen (often regarded as part of the Unholy Trinity of Satanic horror movies, along with Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist)

  5. Have you seen Psycho? If not, see it and react!

  6. Who is framing you for the videos? Your head keeps getting cut by 2-3 centimeters in every video.

  7. Have you seen any of the Re-animator movies? They’re based on H.P. Lovecraft’s only comedy and are definitely worth a watch.

  8. No, he didn’t say lesion on the brain, he said Legion. Important difference.

    It’s a little obvious, but my favourite scary movie is easily the original A Nightmare On Elm Street.

  9. Original Halloween is very well done, horror-wise, I thought

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